Nobody's Perfect (Shm) (Jpn)
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Review Text Once Deep Purple got the ball rolling again thanks to the success of 1984's phenomenal PERFECT STRANGERS, the band returned to the road as it had done throughout most of the early '70s. 1988's double-CD NOBODY'S PERFECT captures the classic Deep Purple lineup of Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover, and Ian Paice during the band's 1987 world tour. The album was recorded at different stops during the tour and includes songs that are a mix of classics, newer material, and deeper cuts.Gillan serves up paint-peeling readings of "Highway Star" and "Space Trucking" and rewards die-hard fans with a few lines from "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Gillan played the lead role as part of the early-'70s London cast) in the middle of "Strange Kind of Woman." Blackmore's playing soars on newer songs like "Dead or Alive" and classics such as "Space Trucking" and "Woman From Tokyo." As always, Lord's organ serves as a foil as he duels with the Man in Black on "Lazy" and sets the tone during the ominous "Perfect Strangers." A reinvigorated update of "Hush" (originally sang by Rod Evans, the group's first vocalist) is a welcome inclusion that features Blackmore's stellar playing and Gillan's wailing harp.